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mack730

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Tire Tube Thickness?
« on: December 23, 2021, 06:47:48 PM »
How do the OEM tubes hold up? Don't ride anything super sharp but plenty of ~10 psi days for slippery roots in the PNW. Wondering if I just change them now on my '22 to heavy duties and put the tubes in my backup kit or it isn't needed as they are nice and thick already.
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TTBadDog

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Re: Tire Tube Thickness?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2021, 02:45:53 AM »
Recently swapped out rear tube for Tubliss setup. The as-installed rear tube was just a standard thickness tube, not Trojanesque or anything really really heavy.  Had you considered Tubliss at least for the rear?  Supposedly less weight than a thick and two rimlocks. Don't really care, the ease of repair and quick tire swaps make up for the slight difference. Front Tubliss is a toss up if needed or not. I run it just for ease of swapping and not having to carry a tube.
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Re: Tire Tube Thickness?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2021, 06:34:51 AM »
Like he said, OEM tubes thin.  If sticking with tubes go UHD and 2x rim locks on rear...I have torn stems with 1x rim lock.  Never had a normal flat and I run low PSI...but also 180lbs fully kitted if that makes a big difference.

Tubliss is another way to go.  People love it.  I hated it like cancer.  I struggled getting it to seat/seal/hold air and everything else....but my technique was probably shit so that's what happens. 
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mack730

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Re: Tire Tube Thickness?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2021, 10:50:29 PM »
Thanks all
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Re: Tire Tube Thickness?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 12:11:49 PM »
Bridgestone UHD tubes here, never had a flat in 20+ years running them @7-8psi rear/9-10psi front. Yes they're heavy but simple & reliable for trail riding.
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Re: Tire Tube Thickness?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 07:10:11 PM »
I go HD tubes front & rear with green slime, usually about 10lb in the rear & 2 rim locks on rear tyre :)
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